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Myths About Handedness

An Orange County, California, listener describes how both his left-handed parents were forced as children to learn to write with their non-dominant hand. Their handwriting looked unusual, to say the least. Grant discusses myths about handedness and...

excessing

excessing  n.— «At the end of the school year, a committee led by one of Warley’s alleged protégés met to discuss moving some of its employees to other schools—a process called “excessing’ —because J.O. Wilson was over its budget...

colorism

colorism  n.— «Before-and-after photos of Jackson tell a deeper story about color discrimination, also known as colorism—an intra-racial discrimination among African Americans.» —“Through the Past, Darkly” by DeNeen L...

black dog syndrome

black dog syndrome  n.— «But black dogs? While searching for a companion for George Bailey, Gregg was shocked to see a banner on an Ohio animal shelter’s Web site that detailed how tough it is for big dogs with black coats to find homes...

maternal profiling

maternal profiling n. employment discrimination against a woman who has, or will have, children. Editorial Note: This term is being popularized by, and was perhaps coined by, members of MomsRising, a activist group promoting the rights of mothers in...

vernie

vernie  n.— «The students, who, if they do manage to make it to higher learning institutions have even been known to face discrimination from private or convent-educated students and are snickeringly referred to as “vernies”...